Pineview was the name given to the long stay Pineview Program for teenage girls within the government-run Nyandi Maximum Security unit in Bentley.
A description of the Pineview program was given in the Department for Community Welfare's annual report in 1984 (quoted in Signposts 2004, p.427): 'the most difficult offenders referred to Nyandi take part in the long stay Pineview Programme. Following her release from Pineview, a girl was evaluated for 180 days in the community. This "opportunity time" gave the girls a chance to change their behaviours to avoid re-admission. One third of those girls discharged from Pineview in 1984 committed no further offences during that opportunity time'.
Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, 'p.428', Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/pdf/pdf.aspx.
Prepared by: Anna Trengove, Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser
Created: 15 March 2011, Last modified: 27 August 2014